Information for healthcare professionals

Referral process 

We accept referrals from primary and secondary healthcare professionals, and community based health and social care professionals. Self referrals are not accepted.  Referrals should be made in writing to:

Sarah Pashley, Epilepsy Learning Disability Consultant Nurse,
Fern House, Highbury Hospital, Bulwell,

Telephone:  0115 854 2248 (Team Secretary)


Sarah Pashley, Care of Dr O’Donoghue’s secretary
Department of Neurology
D Floor, West Block
Queen’s Medical Centre

Service pathway process map [pdf] 48KB

Education and training 

We provide a range of education and training opportunities. The team run epilepsy workshops and also deliver epilepsy awareness and rescue medication training directly in to the workplace. 

Epilepsy awareness sessions include:

  • Diagnosing epilepsy, understanding the carer’s role
  • Causes of epilepsy
  • Making sense of seizure types
  • How to record seizures
  • Risk assessment and care planning
  • Epilepsy related health issues
  • Drug treatments and rescue medication
  • Vagal nerve stimulation

The epilepsy service provides bespoke training for carers working with individuals with complex epilepsy and to health professionals.